Date: December 5th, 2003
Article By: Matt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by:
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Thickness: x 0.28" (Not including feet)
Material: Frosted Glass
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & PICTORIAL
The mousepad is shipped in a thin box. Inside the box,
you'll find the Icemat, a strip of Pad Surfers and instructions on installing
the Pad Surfer.
The Icemat itself is impressive. Upon sliding my hand
over the cool glass, I could feel its frosted glass texture. After some
handling, I was pleased to see that there were no marks or fingerprints
left on the glass at all. The company was not joking when they said
a main feature of the pad was aesthetics.
The Icemat logo is blurred slightly because it is under
the frosted glass texture. It actually looks more interesting blurred
than it would clear.
I then looked at the back of the pad only to notice a
different texture which had several fingerprints on it already (but
who cares about the bottom of a mousepad, anyways?). The underside of
the Icemat is black and shiny with four rounded clear polyurethane feet
which the company claims will not yellow. The feet make it damned near
impossible to push around the desk so you have to lift it to move it.
The Icemat comes with what it calls "Pad Surfers". These
are strips of Teflon with adhesive on one side that allows smoother
movement of the mouse. The company suggests you should stick strips
of them over the bottom of your mouse. It also includes instructions
on how to apply the Pad Surfers.